UWU National Secretary Tim Kennedy commended the Inghams Chicken workers for standing up and winning better pay and conditions. Kerry Smith reports.
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Striking workers, many of whom earn around $25 an hour, are demanding a 6% pay rise or $1.50 an hour as a result of cost-of-living rises. Inghams’ current offer is 3.5%. Nova Sobieralski reports.
While Prime Minister Anthony Albanese talks up the AUKUS deal, opposition is growing among unionists and retired defence officials. Pip Hinman reports.
Thousands of workers took to the streets in a national day of action to demand wage rises and protest anti-union laws, report Jacob Andrewartha, Sue Bolton, Alex Bainbridge and Jim McIlroy.
A delegation of unionists travelled to the Pilliga forest, in Northern NSW, in solidarity with the Gomeroi people resisting Santos' Narrabri coal seam gas mining operation. Jim McIlroy reports.
Workers at the Downer Group’s East Preston tram workshop walked off the job after being offered a 2.5% wage rise. Sue Bolton reports.
Despite the NSW government acknowledging that workplaces are critical sites of COVID-19 transmission, many essential workers say little has been done to protect them. Fred Fuentes reports.
Workers at Downer Group’s Pakenham East Rail Depot and Stabling Yard, who have been on strike for secure jobs, are yet to settle a new enterprise agreement. Sue Bolton reports.
Electric buses, retrofitting buildings, green aluminium smelters, offshore wind generation and mine rehabilitation are among the job creation ideas being proposed by a new union-environment alliance, reports Steve O'Brien.
The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union is warning that changes to Australia Post threaten 2000 permanent jobs — a quarter of the workforce, reports Jim McIlroy.
Workers at Esso’s Longford gas plant in Victoria have been picketing for more than 470 days after the company sacked 230 workers and demanded they reapply for their jobs under a new agreement that would slash pay and conditions.
“Join your union and bargain together” is the lesson from the recent pay campaign by EDI-Downer workers, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) NSW assistant secretary Corey Wright told Green Left Weekly.
A three-day strike involving mass meetings, rallies and a march of 200 workers down Newcastle’s Hunter Street, encouraged the company to start serious discussions with the union after six months of stalling.
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